When you think of home improvement, what you think of? Do you think of painting the exterior of your house? Do you think of redoing the bedrooms or bathrooms? Do you think about handling the landscaping to make the curb appeal better? These are all valid home improvement projects. But, you can also approach home-improvement from a security standpoint. In other words, you can improve your home by making it safer to live there.
A few of the ways that you can do this include improving your security systems, investing and personal defense options, making sure that the fence around your property is stable and secure, and ensuring all of the locks and bolts on your windows and doors are top-notch.
Getting the best possible security system for your home is the first improvement project you should do regarding the safety of your household. Some combination of sensors, cameras, and indicators of when an intruder may be around are you going to make you noticeably safer, and also make you feel noticeably safer. You can let go of some of your anxiety knowing that you have a system in place to prevent opportunists.
Personal defense is a hot topic and a big deal. It should also be included in your thoughts about security. Improving your home structurally and functionally is essential, but if an intruder does make it in your home, what do you have to defend yourself with? Some homeowners will choose pepper spray or other non-lethal defense options. Others prefer to have a gun in the house, assuming that they know how to use it safely and make sure to keep it away from anyone who may grab it accidentally. Statistics often show that a gun is more dangerous to people in the house that it would be for an actual intruder, so keep that in mind.
Why not improve your home by putting up a property fence? Not only will this make it more secure from people getting in, but it is also a preventative measure from letting small children stray too far or letting animals out. Having a fenced-in backyard is a great feature that improves the value of your home as well.
Locks and Bolts
The most effective and least expensive security improvement you can make your home is by upgrading all the locks and bolts on your windows and doors. A lot of fasteners around windows especially are very cheap. Spend the money to get legitimately safe hardware, and then learn how to install it correctly. With a little bit of time and money, you can make it so that no one can get into your home without doing some severe and noisy damage on the way in.